Every year 358,000 women and 3.6 million newborn babies die due to largely preventable complications during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period. In addition, every year, nearly 3 million babies are stillborn. Most of these deaths occur in low-income countries and happen because women "“ often poor and marginalized "“ have no access to functioning health facilities or to qualified health professionals, notably midwives and others with midwifery skills. "“World Health Organization
It has been a long time dream of mine to travel abroad, and offer assistance to communities in need. I'm going to Mboro, Senegal in November 2012, with The African Birth
Collective. I will be there for four weeks, assisting women prenatally,
during labor, and during the postpartum period. My intention is to be
of service to these women, and learn from them and their culture. As well as, offer some of the knowledge I have gained throughout my midwifery studies.
I first discovered my passion for midwifery in 2004. My studies officially began in the spring of 2007, at Birthingway College of Midwifery.
I'm in the final phases of completing my Bachelors of Science in
Midwifery. I'm feeling
ready for the next step, fulfilling my international midwifery dreams!
What will your donations go towards?
The donations received will go towards the cost of my tuition ($3,500). Tuition covers my plane ticket, room/board, and some supplies. I will also be gathering additional supplies, as there is always a great need for them. Supplies needed: gloves, baby hats, newborn clothes, blankets, socks, basic instruments, suture material, medications and herbal remedies.
Thank you in advance for considering donating to the safe care of mothers and babies in Africa! I believe every mother/family deserves the option of quality, loving, respectful care.
If you wish to donate to me privately, contact me at http://firstname.lastname@example.org.